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Our Older Adult Ministry is a lively group of individuals ages 55+ who we call GADABOUTS! And we love to gad-a-bout! Karen Wood keeps this group busy with activities each month. Join us and see what we’re about!


Contact Karen E. Wood for any questions or details on events.

We normally have a potluck the first Thursday of every month at 12:00 PM in the church commons.

September 5th at noon will be our next Gadabouts Potluck held in the Church Commons. Bring your favorite dish to share, bring a friend, bring your hugs and smiles. I look forward to seeing you there.

Lunch dates are subject to change.

Normally the third Thursday of every month we go somewhere. These are day trips.


I have the revised Outings List for 2019. For a copy, please contact Karen.

September 19th, we are going to someplace new, Muddy Pond, TN, leaving the church at 9:00am.

Muddy Pond is located just outside of Monterey, Tennessee. You’ll follow a narrow winding road up a steep hill through five or six sharp curves, turn left at the Mennonite church, and you’ll be on Muddy Pond Road. Continue up its twists and turns past a few fields of sorghum cane. You’ll see signs with arrows pointing the way to the Muddy Pond General Store, the Country Porch, and more.

You’ve found Muddy Pond.

Muddy Pond is actually named after one of the many small muddy ponds up in this mountain community. It’s home to several Amish-Mennonite communities as well as lots of small, local farms. The town folks who have lived here for generations love the charm and comfort of this little spot, deep in the hills of Tennessee. Tourists enjoy the unique sights and shopping experiences back on these winding roads.

We feel sure you’ll find something to love about Muddy Pond too.

Please, contact Karen to reserve your seat on the bus for all outings.

Keep checking back for more information.

Some of our favorite trips include: We use the church buses for transportation unless otherwise noted.

  • Cumberland County Playhouse and lunch at the Cumberland State Park
  • Shopping and/or shows in Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg before Thanksgiving.
  • Sunshine Hollow, owned by David & Vicki Rhyne outside of the Athens/Riceville area.

All lunches and events are subject to change. Watch the newsletter and bulletin for announcements.